Energy Business Unit (EBU)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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Trough shaped solar panels

The Energy Business Unit are pioneering low-emission technologies that create value for industry and households, and provide the knowledge to guide Australia towards a smart, secure and sustainable energy future. Their research invludes: next-generation solar photovoltaic; concentrated solar thermal technologies; hydrogen technologies for storing and transporting energy; carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) to reduce emissions; and technologies to create value from carbon waste streams through the synthesis of materials into new chemicals, fuels and materials.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Renewable and low emissions technologies
  • Next-generation solar photovoltaics
  • Concentrated solar thermal technologies
  • Hydrogen technologies for storing and transporting energy
  • Next generation energy storage and grid technologies
  • Energy modelling and forecasting

Facilities and major equipment

  • Robotics Innovation Centre
  • Remote Management Centre
  • Tunnel Testing Area
  • Flight Test Area
  • Technology Transfer Centre
  • Light Industrial Compound
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • 3D Fabrication

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff


1 Technology Court, Pullenvale, 4069

Organisation type

  • Part of national organisation – Government

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